Addis_urban challenges

Five urbanisation challenges in Addis Ababa

I was recently quizzed on what I consider to be the key urbanisation issues in Addis Ababa based on my experience living in the city over the last year. So here is a quick overview of five urbanisation challenges facing the city from my own perspective 1. Sustainability of buildings and infrastructure Addis Ababa is … Continued

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Governing cities in Africa

Review: ‘Politics and Policies. Governing cities in Africa.’

Approaches to the study of cities in post-colonial Africa have evolved over the years, reflecting global trends in development thinking in which the state’s role has changed from an interventionist planner to an enabling manager of development. Since the 1990s, the failure of many African states to manage rapid urbanization has resulted, crudely put, in … Continued


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